Global Foresight 2050

Six global scenarios and implications for the forest sector

The aim of the report is to inspire organisations to improve preparedness for uncertain alternative future developments and thereby support strategic planning and governance. Six global foresight scenarios are presented based on economic, technological, political, societal and environmental developments by 2050.

Foresight exercise

The real value of the report surfaces when the scenarios are implemented in a foresight exercise, as presented in the final section.

The key to the successful implementation is the understanding of how an organisation is affected by both known and unknown conditions.

Strategic operations

The scenarios are to support strategic operations at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and its member organisations.

The report is also intended to be valuable to any other actors involved in the global forest sector and sectors connected to it.

The work has been initiated and supported by the Think Tank for International Forestry Issues, SIFI.

Global foresight 2050